Beyond #MeToo: Knowing Our Rights & Demanding Accountability is a panel discussion that will include the NYPD, detectives from SVU, victim's advocates from local hospitals, reps from the DA's office, reps from local legal aid groups, and more. It is open to the community. It will be Monday, April 23, 2018 from 7 - 9 PM.
The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Holding Our Own Inc., and the Albany Social Justice Center invite community members; rape crisis programs; and leaders, organizers, and professionals from the advocacy, health care, mental health, community organizing, criminal justice, campus, law enforcement, and human services fields to attend our 2017 sexual assault prevention and intervention conference, Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities.
Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities invites attendees to think critically about approaches to ending sexual violence; to re-imagine current mainstream responses, programs, and policies from a transformative justice lens; and to explore grassroots community alternatives to sexual violence intervention and prevention.
Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities is a multi-day, multi-track, statewide conference on September 14-16 with plenaries, workshops, and panels that may include the following area of focus:
- Beyond Programs and Prisons: Community alternatives and thinking beyond the system to address sexual violence and build community accountability
- Institutional Advocacy: Challenging frameworks, interrupting harm, and creating alliances in institutional settings
- All or None: Uplifting the agency, knowledge, and needs of marginalized communities and identities and building a stronger anti-violence movement
- Self Care to Community Care: Nourishing and sustaining communities that can prevent sexual violence and heal trauma
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. An all-volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens. Committed to social change through community mobilization, SAFER arms students with the tools needed to mobilize communities and make lasting change on campus.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (lgbtagingcenter.org) is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is a project of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in partnership with: * American Society on Aging * Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity, Hunter College * CenterLink * FORGE Transgender Aging Network * GRIOT Circle * The LGBT Aging Project * National Association of Area Agencies on Aging * National Council on Aging’s National Institute of Senior Centers * Openhouse * PHI
The Anti-Defamation League assists victims of discrimination or bias-motivated violence to achieve redress of justifiable grievances through mediation, administration, or judicial means. It also works with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to provide information and training to deal appropriately and respectfully with victims of bias crimes.
Dedicated to a safe world, Male Survivor is an organization of diverse individuals committed to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through research, education, advocacy, and activism. This is accomplished through public education, advocating treatment for victims and perpetrators, and offering voice and experience to those developing prevention programs.
Legal Momentum (formerly National Organization for Women Legal Defense & Education Fund) strives to achieve equality and improve the lives of women and girls by transforming the institutions and values of our society through legal advocacy, public policy development, communications, education, and strategies alliances. It also offers free, confidential legal information, as well as referrals to direct service providers across the country, and legal resource kits.
Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy.